Vinniressi lu jornu
(There came the day)

Sicilian lullaby

Vinniressi lu jornu e lu mumentu
To matri quannu a latu ti trovo'
Dopu di novi misi cu' granni stentu
Mamma facist e 'n frunti ti vaso'

Dormi nicuzza cu’ l’angili do’
Dormi e riposa, ti cantu la vo'
O o o, dormi bedda fai la vo'
Vo’ vo’ vo’, dormi bedda fai la vo'

Si ‘nti lu cielu calassi ‘na fata
non lu putissi fare ssu splinnuri
Ca sta facennu tu, biddizza amata,
Da ssa nacuzza di rosi e di sciuri
There came the day and the moment
When your mother found you by her side
After nine months, with great hardship
She made you and kissed your brow

Sleep little one, sleep with the angels
Sleep and rest, I sing you a lullaby
Oh, sleep my beautiful girl
Oh, sleep my beautiful girl

If from heaven a fairy descended
She could not match the splendor
That you are radiating, my adored beauty,
In your cradle of roses and flowers